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Overton Solar Farm

The planning application for Overton Solar Farm was approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s planning committee on 17th December 2014. The solar farm was co-developed with Big60Million and was built and will be maintained by BELECTRIC UK.

Status: Under construction

Development Partners: BELECTRIC UK / Big60Million

Plant rating: 3.449 MWp-DC

Annual electricity generation: 3,387 MWh of electricity per annum1 – enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of approximately 1,026 homes each year.

Carbon dioxide abatement: The solar farm will take around 10 months to ‘pay back’ the energy associated with the manufacturing, transport and construction of its various components. For the remaining 24 years and 2 months it will avoid approximately 1,456 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being emitted per annum.

Area of perimeter fencing: 5.8 hectares

Solar panels: First Solar FS Series 3 Black PV Module (Nominal Power +/-5% = 100W)

Inverters: ProSolar

Local Planning Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council